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Digby Fairweather has been a great influence for good on the British jazz scene, not just for his distinctively melodic trumpet style. Currently his main preoccupation is the Jazz Centre UK which he has established in Southend, with an impressive display of memorabilia, a comprehensive archive and an ever-growing programme of events. Digby also has a fine track record as jazz writer, broadcaster, archivist and bandleader – his Half Dozen has been one of the most popular of British small groups for many years. He is, of course, also the Patron of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival, only the second (following Humphrey Lyttelton) in its 37 years.

Digby will appear at the Festival in the role of author as well as trumpet soloist. His latest publication is Ace of Clubs, a history of London’s 100 Club, and he will be talking about the club and his new book to Festival audiences. Digby has, in fact, emerged from lockdown in fine style, with a new CD, Notes from a Jazz Life Part 2, also newly available.

 

You can catch Digby Fairweather at the following performances and talks:

 

Friday 16th July Sunrise of Edgbaston (with Backyard Music Boys) 15:00
Saturday 17th July Lightwoods House (Meet the Author: Digby Fairweather talks about
Ace of Clubs: A Celebration of the 100 Club)
18:00
Saturday 17th July Lightwoods House (with Backyard Music Boys) 19:00
Monday 19th July The Bulls Head (Meet the Author: Digby Fairweather talks about
Ace of Clubs: A Celebration of the 100 Club)
19:00
Tuesday 20th July Victoria Square Bandstand (with Eureka Jazz Band) 17:30